I saw a series of articles from the NYT today. Warning, there are no photographs, but the articles deal with mass rapes. Here is the first, from earlier this week: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/24/world/africa/24congo.html?partner=rss&emc=rss And the second from today: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/world/africa/26congo.html?partner=rss&emc=rss War and violence have been such a part of the lives of families in this part of the world, building a strong foundation seems impossible. My heart aches for these women and their families who continue to be terrorized.Read More →

If you did your homework yesterday, you now know what laws regulate midwifery where you live or where you hope to practice as a midwife. You may have discovered it is not as difficult as you anticipated, or you may have discovered becoming a midwife will take you more years than you wish to devote to the schooling.  So today I want to look at another definition of a midwife from another perspective, a perspective shared in this article from Midwifery Today. From this perspective, the midwife is the woman who takes care of pregnant mothers.  The type of education she has is not asRead More →